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Old 06-23-2006, 11:06 AM   #11
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Re: Dr appointment, low weight

Giving more solids or starting them earlier isn't the answer. For the first year their main source of nutrition should come from bf'ing or formula, not solids.

She may just be a smaller baby. My oldest was 15lbs at 9months, 18 at a year, she is 7 now and 46lbs. My middle dd(who was on formula) was 22lbs at a year, she is 5 now and 38lbs. My youngest was 16lbs at a year, she is 4 and 32ish lbs.

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Old 06-23-2006, 11:14 AM   #12
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my other advice- look at the BABY not the graph. Is she developing? happy? children who "need to eat more" are almost always tired, cranky kids their bodies are hungry and they slow down in ALL areas not just growth. So if her only "lag" is growth then chances are shes just following her own personal growth chart and not your Drs.
I agree with this. My daughter is 100% for height and about 8% for weight, but she has followed a nice curve and has always been very healthy. Babies come in different shapes and sizes
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nurse nurse nurse mama. Slow down on solids and block feed. (offer the same breast for 2 feedings.) If you can pump make momsicles and give those as solids if she wants them. Also what was she charted on? There is a new chart out from WHO for BF babies. Makes a difference. Does she have enough wet diapers? Is she developmently okay for her age? Is she alert and happy? Does she seem content? If yes don't worry. She might of ate 2 jars of baby food because it was being offered to her and not because she's actually hungry. Every baby is different. Like pp said just look at your child. If she is happy she is fine. also for you I know its hard.
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:51 AM   #14
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My dd didn't hit 14 lbs until she was a year. She has been in the fifth percentile for height for a while, but her weight kept dropping and is well off the chart. We did have to see a lot of specialists and do a lot of testing. We weren't even referred to a specialist until she was a year (some blood tests run before that), and she hadn't been gaining well since 5 months. Only in the past few months (now 18 months, and 17.5 lbs) she has been gaining weight on a curve. We still have some more tests to do, but she might just be short and skinny.

My other dd didn't gain weight from age 6 months to age 9 months. This is common as they are starting to be mobile at that age. She also had an ear infection then and didn't eat well. We went in for an extra weight check at
10.5 months and all was well. She was 18.5 lbs at a year

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Old 06-23-2006, 12:10 PM   #15
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my ds is a year and only 18lbs, but my doc doesnt worry about it, she said that the charts were made for formula babies and breastfeed babies grow at a different rate, as long as the diapers are being dirtied, they aren't overly tired and playing a lot then everything is fine i wouldn't worry too much mama!!
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Is it possible she is just on the lower end of the scale?
Riley is 13 months old and 3 weeks ago at her check up she weighed 17 lbs 1 oz and was 27.5 inches tall.
She was born 6lbs 2 oz 18.5 inches
Shes just petite. Im not very big and either is DH.
But she has always been in the 5th percentile for weight and the 10-15th for height and for a long time her head was in thr 5th at her last check up it was the 25th.
So, it sounds like she is eating pretty good. And, she is healthy. Maybe just add in some more calories to your diet (good ones, of course!)?
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Unless she's not happy and healthy, I really wouldn't sweat it. My kids are both tiny - usually between 0-10 percentile for weight and 40-50 for height, and it's just how they grow. Dd started losing ground a bit as she started to crawl b/c she was so much more active, but then her body figured it out and she caught back up. She's now 10th percentile at 15.5 months, and that's right on schedule for her! (At this stage, I think ds wasn't even ON the chart!)

As ds's ped once said, "I don't care where he is on the chart. I just want him to pick a place and stay there!"
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My DS is nearly 11 months (next week he'll be 11 months) and he only weighs 16 lbs.
He was in the -5th percentile for his weight at 9 months and has only graduated to actually being *on* the graph here recently. He's now in the 5th percentile.
We've had him poked and prodded, worried and fretted over him and all the tests and Dr.s have decided that this is just how he was made.
So I hope your baby is healthy and happy and is just made small. There has to be someone at the bottom of the chart and someone at the top or our charts would just be straight lines!
Keep nursing her, breastmilk has more calories per oz than formula, you can ask my son's GI Dr!
I know how hard it is having a little one, you just gotta keep the faith that they'll grow when they're good and ready!!
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i always get comments on how tiny dd is. she weighs 29 lbs and is TALL. i cant remember her inches right now. ds weighs the same as her( hes a whole year younger too!) but is also like 7 inches shorter. dd has always been super skinny, and ds has always been a chunk. i agree with everyone above, as long as shes making diapers, and happy, i wouldnt worry too much!
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Thank you for the kind responses! It is kind of scary for me because all my babies except for my 7yo were born over nine pounds, including Hannah. And then they stay at the 90th percentile or over until they're three! I've never had such a tiny little baby. Even my 7yo was never below the 50th percentile in anything.

I will try nursing for longer periods on one side to make sure she gets more hindmilk. I'm glad there are so many other babies with low weight and nothing wrong with them, that makes me feel a lot better! everyone

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